Paper presented at the 23rd Annual Southern African Transport Conference 12 - 15 July 2004 "Getting recognition for the importance of transport", CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa. This paper describes numerous overweight and overloaded vehicles on the Fu-Dian Highway,
Shaanxi, China. On the base of investigation, 9 types of load models are sorted. Taking gross
weight and axle–load as abscissa, and proportion of corresponding load range vehicles to total
vehicles as ordinate, gross weight and axle-load histograms are drawn out. According to the
above results, various assessment load models are carried out. The bearing capacity of
reinforced bridges and load effect of overweight vehicles are calculated. The paper also raises
suggestions for the road management authority.
* This paper is part of the results from the China-South Africa S&T Co-operative project:
'Innovation and Promotion on Infrastructure Information Management Systems for Highway
Authorities in South Africa and the Great Western Area of China'.
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